Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    the stitching is very off along the back blade...send that back. whoever made it doesnt know what they are doing.
     


  2. MGoCrimson

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    I've noted almost a complete absence of houndstooth SCs in the 20+ thumb composite thread. Anyone care to speculate why?
     


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    IMO Houndstooth works better as a suit. I have an odd jacket in black and white houndstooth that I wear occasionally, but it can be pretty tough to pair well with odd trousers. If the jacket were of a fabric that would make decent trousers, I would probably get matching trousers made for it.

    I think a large houndstooth in brown or navy can work decently as an odd jacket. I'd describe Greg's suit as being a small houndstooth and mine as probably a medium. So something larger than this:
    [​IMG]
     


  6. MGoCrimson

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    What about a larger scale, multi-colored houndstooth like this? [​IMG]

    Is there anything a houndstooth SC does that a check in a similar scale/color doesn't do better?

    By my count there are 4 houndstooth fits in the 43 pages of the composite thread
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's more like a guncheck with houndstooth.

    There are at least two pictures of a houndstooth SC in the 20+ thread. Mine, which is navy and black and basically resolves to navy. Gave it to my dad, actually, so I no longer own it.

    Agreed with the proposition that houndstooth makes for a better suit than odd jacket.
     


  8. akoustas

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    This is a blue houndstooth suit I own. I'd agree that pattern works better as a suit. It's medium blue and navy, which gives it enough texture to be "interesting" yet still conservative enough for my CBD environment.


    [​IMG]
     
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  9. ridethecliche

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    Houndstooth depends on the scale. Big gun check houndstooth sc's look awesome, but this is more so if they're heavy and have sueded details/elbow patches and leather buttons.
     


  10. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    Agreed. Can make a great look especially paired with some more casual items. But you're more limited for usage in that case. Personally I'm more of a T-shirt and jeans type on the weekend [​IMG]

    PS Noodles how is the boxing research going? [​IMG]
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Because they can be really hard to pair. I had one, but sold it because I never liked the outcome of the fits it produced. Its just much better as a suit. As a SC, the only ones I think that are particularly useful are tiny black/navy patterns that are essentially navy SCs.


    That is a suit, not a SC. Also happens to be available on NMWA site in my size. :fu:
     


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  13. in stitches

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    I no has teh requisite moolah. =[
     


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    Borrowing a pic of the SC en route to me? [​IMG]
     


  15. MGoCrimson

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    Am jealous

    dat 24'' sleeve :(
     


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